The Confrontation Between Israel And Hamas Increases And The Death Toll Rises To More Than 70

A long day of shooting from the Gaza Strip and retaliatory Israeli bombings have raised the death toll to at least 65 Palestinians and seven Israelis. In the early hours of Thursday, the Gaza militias continued to launch projectiles, which once again sounded the anti-aircraft alarms in the city of Tel Aviv and which for the first time in years reached cities in northern Israel.

The Israeli army, for its part, has reported that it bombed “strategic buildings” of the Islamist movement Hamas, which de facto controls the strip, and that it has killed militants from the organization.

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In addition, also in the early hours of Thursday, a military spokesman has said that an Israeli warplane bombed the residence of a senior Hamas commander and a building that the group used for counterintelligence operations.

These exchanges of fire represent the continuati on of hostilities in the area, which began on Monday afternoon and which, after three days of incessant attacks, are leading this confrontation into a war.

Groups of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel have clashed in different parts of the country, including lynchings in the cities of Bat Yam and Acre, in the first case of an Arab and in the second a Jew, being attacked by a group. Both victims are in serious condition.

Several groups of Israeli Jews and Arabs (indigenous or descendants who remained after the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and who have a strong Palestinian identity) have clashed with each other and with the security forces, and so far more than 370 have been arrested in different parts of the country.

The incidents have taken place in cities where members of both communities live, including Bat Yam, Acre, Lod, Tiberias and Jaffa, among others.

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